Speaker Spotlight – Tim Wright

Speaker Spotlight - Tim Wright

Tim Wright – Lead Front End Engineer at 10up,  has been described as a smart, humble and quiet man. Behind his somewhat reticent demeanor lies the soul of a man passionate about his sphere of influence. His portfolio exhibits his accomplishments as a web developer/designer, speaker, blogger, teacher, former podcaster and published author.

Tim loves what he does for a living and indicates an appreciation for the challenge of experience design in all its forms, from user flows to pricing models to database performance and accessibility.  He is inspired by everyday frustrations, so when he finds himself thwarted by a piece of software, a plugin, process, or experience flow, he is driven to work out the kinks. If the solution he arrives at is an improvement on the original, it is his habit to ‘share the wealth’ via his blog, articles, and talks as he firmly believes that ‘none of our ideas are worth a damn if we don’t share them with other people.’

Tim describes himself as a focused and strategic planner.  He’s the guy who knows exactly where the nearest parking lot is to his destination; and like many primary developers, is motivated to streamline processes and projects in order to free up his most valuable asset – time.  A notion that is even more important to him now, as a new father.

Away from the day to day grind of work, Tim enjoys sharing and building up the creative community; evidenced by his past involvement in AIGA Boston and his continued active association with Refresh Boston after relocating to South Carolina. He has written articles on topics ranging from CSS techniques to environmental design; and is author of the go-to beginner level guide to JavaScript – ‘Learning JavaScript: A Hands-On Guide to the Fundamentals of Modern JavaScript.’ Tim is also a passionate advocate of web accessibility for people with disabilities – a largely ignored/overlooked demographic- demonstrating how significantly user experiences can be enhanced by exposing accessibility features.

Tim is a recent transplant to the Lowcountry, he is a devoted husband, new father and avid sports fan.  He is a particular devotee of the Red Sox – a nod to his native Boston.

Other Information

This Fall Tim will enlighten us on the merits of Building an Atomic Design System during his session for Revolve Conference at Sterling Hall.

Revolve Conference embraces, promotes and seeks to foster the interdependence between the Design, Business, and Marketing disciplines. The event features the gathering of disruptive thought leaders, talented speakers and trailblazers from around the country to share road-tested insights over three days.

Attendees can customize their personal agenda by choosing hands-on workshops on October 26, or keynotes and breakout sessions on October 27 & 28 with an aim to improve their craft, collaborate with industry peers, and learn cutting edge trends and best practices in a relatively short time.